Adulting Made Easy: Things Someone Should Have Told You about Getting Your Grown-Up ACT Together (Paperback)
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Loaded with lists of sample job interview questions, scripts for making phone calls, basic grocery staples, first-aid supplies, cleaning items, home repair tools to have on hand, etc., this book puts at the forefront things young adults are thinking about. In the age of COVID and chaos, social media, and sky-high rents, it's harder than ever to be an adult. No wonder so many young people have trouble adulting, aren't feeling it, and don't know how to begin. Being in charge of your own life seems exciting until you realize the so-called real world is a mix of daunting decisions and mundane details. Who knew that health insurance could be a deciding factor for taking or turning down your dream job? What exactly do you say to the doctor's office when you need to make an appointment? And why does laundry have to be separated and done so often? This book tackles and answers the questions young adults sometimes don't even know to ask. It's adulting 101 without having to take the class. Chapters in the book are ordered in a way that puts at the forefront the things young people are thinking about right now, with a new generation going into adulthood more likely to be living with family; more politically and civically engaged; and using social media as a communication tool/platform.
Amanda Morin is an author, speaker, parent advocate, and former educator. She's a writer specializing in parenting and education and the mother of three children, including a 20-something-year-old learning about "adulting" and confronting challenges as she navigates the world. She is Associate Director of Thought Leadership & Expertise at Understood.org, a social impact organization empowering people who learn and think differently and the people who champion them to thrive. Amanda lives in Maine. Visit her at amandamorin.com.